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Ryan Wilson Kelly: Anxious Assembly
Ryan Wilson Kelly combines his sense of humor, artistic skill, and interest in historical ceramics masterfully in this series of heads loosely based on the Toby Jug and Character Mug forms popularized in the UK during the 18th century. At the time they were often used to lampoon political and social issues. This year during the pandemic lockdown, Kelly made variations on the form. Seen as a group, a sense of anxiety apparent in their facial expressions emerges, unintentionally capturing the sense of uncertainty, fear, and discomfort many of us have experienced over the last year.

Ryan W. Kelly

Skull planter

$500.00


Ryan W. Kelly

Squinting guy with handle

$500.00


Ryan W. Kelly

Anxious Ghoul

$500.00


Ryan W. Kelly

Sad Sleepy Bear Head

$400.00


Ryan W. Kelly

Snide Dandy

$600.00


Ryan W. Kelly

Anxious Toby Jug

$1000.00


Ryan W. Kelly

Flat Toby

$700.00


Ryan W. Kelly

Pirate Mug

$600.00


Ryan W. Kelly

Witch with bangs


Ryan W. Kelly

Anxious Kitty


Ryan W. Kelly

Chick


Ryan W. Kelly

Overwhelmed Dog


Ryan W. Kelly

Frog head


Ryan W. Kelly

Snake Face

  

Ryan W. Kelly

Skull planter

$500.00


Ryan W. Kelly

Squinting guy with handle

$500.00


Ryan W. Kelly

Anxious Ghoul

$500.00


Ryan W. Kelly

Sad Sleepy Bear Head

$400.00


Ryan W. Kelly

Snide Dandy

$600.00


Ryan W. Kelly

Anxious Toby Jug

$1000.00


Ryan W. Kelly

Flat Toby

$700.00


Ryan W. Kelly

Pirate Mug

$600.00


Ryan W. Kelly

Witch with bangs


Ryan W. Kelly

Anxious Kitty


Ryan W. Kelly

Chick


Ryan W. Kelly

Overwhelmed Dog


Ryan W. Kelly

Frog head


Ryan W. Kelly

Snake Face


Ryan W. Kelly

Skull planter

$500.00


Ryan W. Kelly

Squinting guy with handle

$500.00


Ryan W. Kelly

Anxious Ghoul

$500.00


Ryan W. Kelly

Sad Sleepy Bear Head

$400.00


Ryan W. Kelly

Snide Dandy

$600.00


Ryan W. Kelly

Anxious Toby Jug

$1000.00


Ryan W. Kelly

Flat Toby

$700.00


Ryan W. Kelly

Pirate Mug

$600.00


Ryan W. Kelly

Witch with bangs


Ryan W. Kelly

Anxious Kitty


Ryan W. Kelly

Chick


Ryan W. Kelly

Overwhelmed Dog


Ryan W. Kelly

Frog head


Ryan W. Kelly

Snake Face